Sony Online Entertainment and (SOE) and Major League Gaming (MLG) announced the signing of a “robust partnership” where PlanetSide 2 will come to MLG's ever increasing gaming audience. The developers of PlanetSide 2 will look to develop features to highlight the competitive qualities of the MMOFPS, while MLG highlights the game with its original programming and online competitions.
"PlanetSide 2 players are extremely loyal to their chosen Empires and when it comes to battling, they are beyond competitive and truly enjoy the in-game rivalries, so it was the natural next step for us to bring PlanetSide 2 to the most competitive eSports organization," said John Smedley, President, Sony Online Entertainment. "We're excited for this opportunity to work with MLG and are confident that their competitive gaming expertise can turn PlanetSide 2 into a premiere eSports platform, allowing us to extend the game experience and deliver new ways for players to interact with other players and the broader community, while helping to further diversify and grow our audience."
"From the first time I played PlanetSide 2, I knew that it made sense for the MLG community," said Sundance DiGiovanni, CEO and co-founder of Major League Gaming. "I am excited to introduce the game to our audience and to see how it evolves along with the growing and evolving eSports landscape."
PlanetSide 2 gaming stations will be featured at MLG's first Pro Circuit event of 2013: the Winter Championship in Dallas, Texas, from March 15-17.